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for super man, michelle reed. secretary of education, arnie duncan. from the bill and melinda gates foundation. >> in the south bronx, my kid who is don't speak english need an extra vocabulary and phonics block. i need extra time to do test prep, but we have a union contract who said the school day is from 8:20 to 3:30. >> live in new york for education nation. the united states wants a world leader in public education and it's now failing our children. of the world's 34 developed economies, american students ranked 24th in math, 17th in science, 10th in literacy. the public knows this all too well. in the "wall street journal" poll, an astounding 77%, more than 3/4 of the question give our schools a c, d, or an f grade. the man with a daunting challenge is here with me now. education secretary arnie duncan. for for participating in the conversations for education nation. as the key leader, you are showing us the way. let's talk about the rankings. finland, south korea singapore have 100% ratings of getting the top third students to choose to be teachers. we have something like 21%
their fortunes? melinda gates says she thinks so and she says she's going to keep asking them until they do it. we're going to hear from her in a minute. introducing precise from the makers of tylenol. precise pain relieving cream works quickly to activate sensory receptors. it helps block pain signals fast for relief you can feel precisely where you need it most. precise. only from the makers of tylenol. we're with you when you're saving for your dreams. [ woman ] when you want a bank that travels with you. with you when you're ready for the next move. [ male announcer ] now that wells fargo and wachovia have come together, what's in it for you? unprecedented strength, the stability of the leading community bank in the nation and with 12,000 atms and thousands of branches, we're with you in more ways and places than ever before. with you when you want the most from your bank. [ male announcer ] wells fargo. together we'll go far. >>> a big challenge to the really rich people out there. i know you're watching me. from the gates family. melinda gates along with her husband bill gates and warren
philanthropists, investing huge sums in education reform. others are bill and melinda gates, t. boone pickens, and the andrew w. melon foundation. but some skeptics wonder if the $100 million gift to newark schools is just about generosity or if it's an effort to cast a more favorable light on a young billionaire who currently has an image problem. >> they're saying we stole the facebook page. did we? >> reporter: the hollywood movie opening next week raises questions about whether facebook, with its 500 million users, was in fact zuckerberg's idea. while new jersey officials await the specifics of the zuckerberg deal, most agree the devil will be in the details. >> we have existing statutes which governs the operation of school systems in this state, and it doesn't matter who donates what amount of money. those laws must be upheld. they must be followed and complied with. >> reporter: there is a buzz in the city tonight about the gift, as people hold their breath, waiting to hear the details. brian? >> rehema ellis in newark tonight starting us off. and another reminder about our upcoming se
by the bill and melinda gates foundation. more money will follow in the next two years. the money will help pay for peoples to prepare students for college, encourage them to get their degrees. san francisco is one of four cities in the country to receive the money. >> the gates' foundation is handing out the grants to cities that have strong cop ration throughout public schools and with colleges. >>> >>> a few san francisco supervisors want to ban toys in toy meals but will doing so help fight childhood obesity? jade hernandez has discovered the opposition both inside and outside of city hall. >> reporter: a strawberry shortcake doll, these toys are a sweet deal for little ones. but it pushed this san francisco supervisor -- >> why is the city so afraid of this measly ordinance? because it cuts into their billions of dollars of profits from the disney, to the other characters. >> reporter: santa clara has already adopted a similar law which only covers unincorporated parts of the county and aonly -- and only affects four businesses. this man owns 19 of the mcdonald's in san francisco. >> i
francisco public schools are getting $3 million from the bill and melinda gates foundation. they are getting one million dollars to expand programs designed to get students ready for college. it will help those already at san francisco city college. right now only one-quarter of students from high school go on to college to earn a degree. four other cities received a grant. >> president obama is calling for a longer stay for students. for a longer stay for students. >> we'll be right bacacac were prese i want you to >>@2 ♪ [ female announcer ] introducing tv... you can take with you. u-verse now lets you download, watch hit tv shows and schedule recordings on your mobile phone. order u-verse tv today. plans starting at just $29 a month for six months, with dvr included. plus upgrade to u-verse u300 and get the u-verse mobile app free. take the u-verse tv experience with you. and record up to four shows at once from any room on a single dvr and play them back on any tv in your house. ♪ order u-verse tv today. plans starting at just $29 a month for six months, with dvr included. plus upgra
the bill and melinda gates foundation. they are getting one million dollars to expand programs designed to get students ready for college. it will help those already at san francisco city college. right now only one-quarter of students from high school go on to college to earn a degree. four other cities received a grant. >> president obama is calling for a longer stay oprah: all new. celebrities take on their dream jobs. tony danza. >> i just wonder if i can even do this. oprah: angie harmon. >> oh, look at that. oprah: and serena williams. i can't believe this is real.@ú@ú@ú@ú@ú@ú@ú@ú@ú@ú@ú@ú@úú >>> at 4:00, celebrities take on their dream job. then at 5:00, in ma lynn county, they just denied a request for albert brown to stop his execution early wednesday morning. at 5:00 we'll look at chances for appeal on that front. also, it's bound to be an intense debate in the east bay, on the job that california teachers are doing. we'll have those stories and more later today at 5:00. >> let's see if it's going to be much of a difference in terms of heat. >> probably won't be a
, san francisco public schools are getting $3 million from the bill and melinda gates foundation. $1 million for each of the next three years designed to get students ready for college. >> only a quarter students who start in the city go on to earn a college degree. >> this is a wonderful supplement there in san francisco. >> and thanks for joining us. >> and thanks for joining us. i'm cheryl jennininininininininn greed. the wealthiest corporations. billions in profits and bonuses. and the sacramento politicians just gave these same corporations a new billion dollar handout... paid for by cuts to education and public safety with no guarantee of creating one new job. but we can change this by voting yes on proposition 24. prop 24 repeals the billion dollar giveaway and protects our schools and communities. yes on prop 24. it's time to give us a break... not the big corporations. our state has a huge deficit. meg whitman's plan will make it billions worse by eliminating the capital gains tax for wealthy investors, including herself. economists say her plan will "rip a hole in the budge
of effective teaching. a three-year study by t bill and melinda gates foundation. 3,000 teachers around the country have agreed to be evaluated by video, student questionnaires and by the teachers themselve and by the results of student performance on standardized tests. >> reporter: how do you respond to those teachers who say,look, i just can't teach to a test? >> if you want something to be excellent it can't go unmeasured. >> reporter: this sixth grade teacher came from a hool where she said she was never observed during her first two years of teaching. now a ps 126 in new york, she's evaluated all the time. >> i would say i kind of enjoy being under the microscope to be fair. i'm getting observed in multiple ways that makes me feel like i'm learning every day. >> whaabout the teacher establishment? between the unions and people that have been around a long time? they have real resistance to the changes coming on? do you butt up against that? >> teachers really want fair evaluation and i think the resistance comes when they think the evaluation won't reflect what is going on. >> whi
that will receive $3 million over the next three years. the donation is coming from the bill and melinda gates foundation. that money will help align academic standards between high school and college, and implement early college prep strategies. just 27% of high school freshmen in san francisco go on to earn a college degree. the other cities getting the money are new york, riverside, and mesa, arizona. >>> well, president obama wants students to spend more time in class. he says a longer school year just makes sense. the president says u.s. students attend class on average about a month less than kids in most other advanced countries. he says students and teachers must set and achieve higher standards. and the president says teachers unions must be less resistant to education reform. >>> the obama administration wants to make it easier for the government to eavesdrop on internet and e-mail communications. now, that includes social networking web sites like facebook and blackberries. and now we have more on why the administration wants more power. >> reporter: according to the new york times,
from the bill and melinda gates foundation with more money to follow in the next two years. the money will help pay for programs to prepare students for college and also encourage them to get their college degrees. san francisco is one of four cities in the nation to receive this money. the gates foundation is handing out the grants to cities that have strong cooperation throughout their public schools and with the colleges. >>> 7:16. as the two candidates for california governor get ready for their first debate tomorrow a new poll shows democrat jerry brown with a narrow lead over republican meg whitman. the los angeles times poll found that 49% of likely voters said they would support brown compared to 44% for whitman. again the first debate between candidates brown and whitman takes plays tomorrow evening, you can watch it exclusively on ktvu starting 6:00 p.m. >>> a leading eh way safety group will not join the campaign for a total ban on using the cell phone at least for now. the governor's highway safety association was considering calling for a ban on all cell phone use while a
. the bill and melinda gates foundation will give a million dollars a year for three years to help finance program to help students get ready for college and get their degrees. san francisco was chosen because of high levels of cooperation and communication between city and school officials from kindergarten through college. >> well, some armed men in black created some tension moments at a major bay area airport. >> also a critical piece of equipment has arrived in chile. how this will hopefully play a role in rescuing those miners still trapped underground. >> good morning. 280 traffic off to a nice start right through the middle of downtown san jose. we will tell you more about the morning commute straight ahead. >>> patchy fog on the coast, temperatures 70s, 80s maybe 90s if you get rid of the fog soon enough. inland won't bheart and bay side 90s and low 100s. >> here is a quick look at some of top stories we are following for you right now at 5:41. fire daiptioner levels are high all over the bay area today because it is so hot. cal fire has added more firefighters on stand by because
students complete college. the bill and melinda gates foundation will give 1 million dollars a year for three years to help finance programs to help students get ready for college and get their degrees, san francisco was chosen because of high levels of cooperation and communication between city and school officials from kindergarten through college. >> perhaps some more good news, those trapped miners in chile, a key piece of rescue equipment has just arrived at the mine. >> reporter: the city of san francisco may ban toys in kids meals. the opposition and crofs straight ahead. >> good morning, southbound 101 traffic in marin county doing very well approaching the 580 interchange. we will tell you more about the traffic and weather straight ahead. >>> good morning to you, welcome back, here is a quick look at some of stories we are following for you. fire danger is all over the bay area because it is so hot. cal firefighters has more firefighters on stand by because conditions are ripe for a wildfire. also this morning jackie spear will go back to the san bruno pipeline disaster zo
the bill and melinda gates foundation. it will go towards strengthening the transition for public students heading to san francisco city college. >> it's going to help because you're going to have the institutions working together as a team to get rid of this high dropout rate. >> reporter: the money comes at a time when schools are reaching out to foundations and donors to make up the cuts in state funding. last year, the city college even held a garage sale to save some 300 classes from the chopping block. >> we want to double the number of graduates and double the number that graduate. >> it's been some struggles, but i think i overcomed them now. that's why i'm here now. >> reporter: but austin only sees good things ahead, says he's learned that sometimes schools and students just need a helping hand. >>> san francisco is just one of four u.s. cities receiving the grant. other cities include new york city, me sa, arizona and riverside. >>> people are trying to change education all across the country. in new york city, nbc's education nation kicked off a two-day summit, where teachers
of tomorrow. >> chevron. this is the power of human energy. >> bnsf railway. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation, dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations . and this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: the political >> ifill: the political twists and turns over tax cuts was all the talk in washington today. but middle ground, in the end, proved elusive. the glimmer of a potential compromise on tax cuts for the middle class faded today almost as quickly as it flared to life. >> you don't want to punish these people. >> ifill: yesterday house republican leader john boehner who had staunchly opposed the president's plan to end bush-era tax cuts except for the middle class suggested he might change his mind if forced. >> if the only option i have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, i'll vote for them. but i've been making the point now for m
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. >> innovative young minds taking on tomorrow's toughest challenges. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: president obama was back in campaign mode today, urging democrats to go to the polls in november. he finished up a trip that saw him at times cajoling, and at other times scolding followers to get engaged. ( applause ) thpresent began his day in the back yard of a family in des moines, iowa, the state where he won his first victory in the 2008 campaign. the official topic was the economy, but the overriding message was: keep democrats in control of congress and don't let republicans turn back the clock. >> when you look at the choice we face in this election coming up the other side, what it's really offering is the same policies that from 2001 to 2
or governments. >> governments. >> there's been a shift. melinda gates early this week is encouraging the ultrawealthy to give away half their wealth. you've done that? >> i think it's absolute when i right. we did not know when we started the u.n. foundation and the nuclear threat initiative which deals with trying to get rid of nuclear weapons, that governments didn't need help. but before that donation to the u.n. foundation, that billion dollars, no individual had ever helped, ever donated money to the united nations. they thought -- we thought it was governments, but it turns out that we really need -- we need all our institutions to deal with the problems that we have, all our major institutions, not -- we need the media, we need government, we needed indication, and we need philanthropy, and we need individuals and corporations. we are saving humanity is a job for all of us now. >> the millennium development goal. we still have five years to go on some of these goals, i want to ask you specifically to do with the economy. has the difficulty of the last three years set us back i
reform. others are bill and melinda gates, t. boone pickens and the andrew mellon foundation. some skeptics wonder if the gift from zuckerberg to newark schools is just about generosity or if it's an effort to cast a more favorable light on a young billionaire who currently has an image problem. >> they're saying we stole the facebook. >> reporter: the movie opening next week raises questions about whether facebook with its half a billion users was, in fact, zuckerberg's idea. while new jersey officials await the specifics of the zuckerberg deal, most agree the devil will be in the details. >> we have existing statutes which govern the operation of school systems in this state. and it doesn't matter who donates what amount of money. those laws must be upheld. they must be followed and they must be complied with. >> that was nbc's rehema ellis reporting. check that out. because starting tomorrow that is the place to be. nbc news presents education nation. what is wrong with our schools and how to begin to fix them. it begins tomorrow at noon. that's hosted by "nightly news" anchor b
and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: the health care reform law reached a kind of anniversary today, six months since president obama signed it into law, big new changes are set to take effect. health correspondent betty ann bowser has the story. >> hey, everybody. hello, hello! good to see you guys! >> reporter: the president marked the occasion in a northern virginia neighborhood today. his goal: to sell the six-month- old law to voters, six weeks before the mid-term elections. >> and so what we realized was we had to take some steps to start dealing with these underlying, chronic problems that have confronted our economy for a very long time. and health care was one of those issues that we could no longer ignore. so it was bankrupting families, companies and our governme
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